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of the conduct. it was an american who piloted the french fleet 60 miles from the iles de los to the sierra leone river. and that was -- if you read grammatically, we think that is what attorney general bradford was referring to. >> but -- >> ms. sullivan, before your time runs out, i mean, you have said, candidly, that if filartiga were to come up today, if marcos were to come up to this forum, there would be no basis under the alien tort statute. but assume for the moment that those two cases -- that we accept them -- to accept them. is there anything different about your case? >> yes, your honor. there are many -- many differences between us and filartiga. for one, this is a case in which there is a class action against a corporation. and if you don't agree with us on the lack of extraterritorial application, we still maintain that the ats does not apply to corporations. second, there is -- there was a -- there's an allegation here of aiding and abetting a foreign government. it was unclear in filartiga whether the paraguayan was acting within or without the state's authority, but -- and he wa
. some countries that recently discovered oil reserves are liberia, sierra leone, mozambique. not long ago, they were all embroiled in deadly conflicts. their political situations are still fragile. so these need support to ensure that their energy resources don't end up causing more suffering and trouble than good. so the united states is working with eight new oil and gas producing countries to put into place the building blocks of good governance, including political institutions, transparent finances, and effective laws and regulations. in uganda, for example, we're helping the government adopt strong environmental protection laws and regulations because of oil and gas development is happening in ecologically fragile areas. we're also increasing our support for the extractive industries and transparency initiative, an international program that promotes transparency and accountability in the oil-gas and mining industries. a year ago, president obama announced that the united states joined this organization as a signal of our commitment to this issue and we are only the second devel
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